Holiday in the vineyard
In Aquitaine, situated on both sides of the Dordogne river, the Bergerac vineyard covers 13.000 hectares on 93 villages. Amongst the 13 appellations, the most famous are AOC Bergerac (red, dry white and rosé wine), Côtes de Bergerac (red and semi sweet white wine), Pécharmant (red wine), Rosette (semi sweet white wine), Monbazillac (sweet white wine), Saussignac (sweet white wine) and Montravel (red, dry white semi sweet white wine). The blend and the choice of the vine constitue the Bergerac wine's prestige and bouquet. Cabernet Sauvignon, cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec (Cot) for the reds and Sauvignon, Sémillon, Muscadelle for the whites, give the right balance which determined the Bergerac's wine characteristics and flavour.
Strolling among the WINES - www.vins-bergeracduras.fr/en
Accommodation in the vineyards / Our Selection
"Les Terrasses" rental property in Sigoulès - www.facebook.com/ClosDesTerrasses/
"Château Feely – The Wine Lodge" rental property in Saussignac – https://chateaufeely.com/accommodation/
"La Cabane a Papi" in Thenac EXCEPTIONAL GUESTS LODGE, https://www.lacabaneapapi.fr/en/home
"Aux escapades de Monbazillac" in Monbazillac (5 épis Gîtes de France) www.escapades-en-perigord.com/gite-monbazillac/
Maison d’hôtes (B&B)
"Vignobles & Découvertes"
Organize easily your next weekend in the vineyard with « Vignobles & Découvertes ». The aim of this label is to promote wine- and vine-themed tourism. Awarded for 3 years, it rewards the commitment made by a selection of 40 partners in the Bergerac wine industry, around 20 of whom are wineproducers delighted to welcome visitors to their estates and share their passion for Bergerac wines.
More information www.vignoblesetdecouvertes-bergerac.fr
By pushing the doors of the Quai Cyrano, you already have a foot in the vineyard of Bergerac-Duras! This new emblematic space of the city, dedicated to « wine and tourism in Bergerac Country », is a modern building of 150 m2, on two levels. Each week, its wine bar offers a selection among the 160 local wine references of « Bergerac-Duras » appellation. For the tasting, everyone will find the wine tourism experience that will please him: the serenity of the Cloître des Récollets (17th) or the terrace overlooking the river Dordogne
La Route des vins
A walk in the heart of the vines that crisscross the hills and valleys of Bergerac Country, on both banks of the Dordogne, a self-indulgent stroll, meeting the men and women who make the wines of Bergerac, and who like to share their passion. On the tourist map of the ‘Route des Vins’, a vital accessory for this visit, are reproduced 140 estates (‘domaines’, ‘clos’ and ‘châteaux’) of wine makers united under a charter of quality. These are all delightful places, but without a fixed itinerary because the best guide will be, without doubt, your own curiosity!
Learn about Bergerac Wine
Through the School of oenophiles the CIVRB aims to disseminate knowledge of the wines of Bergerac to the general public. Two to three times per year, the school offers a course of four sessions on the theme "Discover the wines of Bergerac". These are open to everyone interested in learning about the wines of Bergerac and about tasting techniques.
During the course, we discover the specifics of the vineyard, the different AOC the modes of winemaking, the role of history, climate, soil, terroir , grape, varieties, the personality of the winemaker or vineyard on the final taste of wine.